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Re: a Memory of being a kid


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Posted by Franz on October 09, 2001 at 23:17:20 from (209.130.135.131):

In Reply to: a Memory of being a kid posted by Joe the Wrangler on October 09, 2001 at 15:14:19:

You were fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn history, first hand, from someone who lived it.
I didn't have the chance as a kid, but in the 70s, I made the time to talk to some of the old timers around here, and learned a lot about such things as cutting ice from ponds in winter and storing it till August, drying apples, cabbage storage, and a whole lot of the local history. As old Dad Time took the oldtimers, I came to regrett that I hadn't the equipment to tape some of the conversations. A couple years back, I managed to set up a meeting with the last of the ice cutters, and was all set to video the deal. Unfortunately, he too passed, just before we did the tapeing. His heirs, typical yuppies, flocked to see what he had left behind that they could sell at auction, and how much they could split up. These people had never bothered to talk to that old man about how he had farmed in 1910, and didn't know an ice plow from an ice saw. Thru the auction I listened to them yacking about how much that dam fool paid for that hunk of junk, and wonder if they should have hung on to it.
Pass the lessons and history on to your kids, and give them an appreciation for what the people who built this country did to build it.



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